Guy gets caught while trying to stop drivers from talking oncellphones while driving

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Abe Swanson, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Abe Swanson

    Abe Swanson Guest

    The court finds Jason R. Humphreys apparently liable for a forfeiture of
    $48,000 for using a cell phone jammer in his car during his daily commute
    between Seffner and Tampa, Florida. Mr. Humphreys' illegal operation of
    the jammer apparently continued for up to two years, caused actual
    interference to cellular service along a swath of Interstate 4.

    (a) Penalty of $16,000 for jamming law enforcement frequencies, plus
    (b) Penalty of $16,000 for jamming cellphone frequencies, plus
    (c) Penalty of $16,000 for operating that same jammer for two years.
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    http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/Orders/2014/FCC-14-55A1.html
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    On April 29, 2013, the Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) received a complaint
    from Metro PCS that its cell phone tower sites had been experiencing
    interference during the morning and evening commutes in Tampa, Florida.
    Based on the location of the towers and the times that the alleged
    interference occurred, the Bureau determined that the likely source of
    the interference was mobile along Interstate 4 between downtown Tampa and
    Seffner, Florida.

    On May 7, 2013, agents from the Bureau's Tampa Office (Tampa Office)
    initiated an investigation into this matter and monitored the suspected
    route. On May 7, 8, and 9, 2013, the agents determined, using direction
    finding techniques, that strong wideband emissions within the cellular
    and PCS bands (i.e., the 800 MHz to 1900 MHz band) were emanating from a
    blue Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a Florida license
    plate. On May 9, 2013, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
    (Hillsborough Sheriff), working closely with the agents from the Tampa
    Office, stopped the Toyota Highlander SUV. The Hillsborough Sheriff
    deputies reported that communications with police dispatch over their 800
    MHz two-way portable radios were interrupted as they approached the SUV.

    The agents from the Tampa Office and the Hillsborough Sheriff deputies
    interviewed the driver, who identified himself as Jason Humphreys. Mr.
    Humphreys admitted that he owned and had operated a cell phone jammer
    from his car for the past 16 to 24 months. An inspection of the vehicle
    revealed the cell phone jammer behind the seat cover of the passenger
    seat. Mr. Humphreys stated that he had been operating the jammer to keep
    people from talking on their cell phones while driving. At the conclusion
    of the interview, the Hillsborough Sheriff deputies seized Mr. Humphreys'
    cell phone jammer pursuant to Florida state law. On the following day,
    May 10, 2013, Metro PCS confirmed that the interference to its cell
    towers had ceased. On June 14, 2013, agents from the Tampa Office tested
    the seized cell phone jammer and confirmed that it was capable of jamming
    cellular and PCS communications in at least three frequency bands:
    821-968 MHz, 1800-2006 MHz, and 2091-2180 MHz.
     
    Abe Swanson, Nov 20, 2014
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  2. Abe Swanson

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    Jolly Roger wrote, on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:32:35 +0000:
    What I don't understand is why he jammed the cellphones in Florida,
    where it's NOT illegal to talk on a cellphone why driving, and,
    more importantly, why he didn't just use the fake cell phone tower.

    Wouldn't a fake cell phone tower have worked BETTER than a jammer
    because it wouldn't have given him away?
     
    Abe Swanson, Nov 20, 2014
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  3. Joe seph P. W. Kenington, Nov 20, 2014
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  4. Abe Swanson

    Your Name Guest

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    It may not be illegal to use a cellphone while driving in some places,
    but it's still a bloody stupid thing to do and an unneceeasry
    distraction to what you're meant to be doing - DRIVING THE CAR.

    It is illegal here in New Zealand and yet lots of selfish morons still
    do it. :-(
     
    Your Name, Nov 20, 2014
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  5. Abe Swanson

    Abe Swanson Guest

    Your Name wrote, on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:46:41 +1300:
    I'm not so sure it's dangerous since accidents are going down
    every year, but the jammers *are* illegal in the USA.

    In fact, this company got fined almost $30K USD just for
    jamming their employees phone calls while at work!
    http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-29k-fine-employer-jammed-employee-cell-phones
     
    Abe Swanson, Nov 20, 2014
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  6. Abe Swanson

    Bert Guest

    In Abe Swanson
    Why don't you look into where and how to get one, and let us know how
    much one costs?
     
    Bert, Nov 20, 2014
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  7. Abe Swanson

    Lewis Guest

    He was very lucky. Had anyone died because of his actions that would be
    first degree murder, which is still a capital offense in Florida.

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    He remembered the knowledge. He remembered feeling his mind as cold as
    ice and limitless as the night sky. He remembered being summoned into
    reluctant existence at the moment the first creature lived, in the
    certain knowledge that he would outlive life until the last being in the
    universe passed to its reward, when it would be his job, figuratively
    speaking, to put the chairs on the tables and turn all the lights off.
    He remembered the loneliness.
     
    Lewis, Nov 20, 2014
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  8. Abe Swanson

    Farshad Guest

    The jammer is only $500 with tax and shipping included.
    http://thesignaljammer.com
     
    Farshad, Nov 21, 2014
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  9. Abe Swanson

    Arthur Jones Guest

    Arthur Jones, Nov 21, 2014
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  10. Denny Williams, Nov 21, 2014
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  11. Abe Swanson

    Your Name Guest

    Accidents are going down for a variety of reasons, but doing anything
    not related to driving the car is a distraction and does cause some
    accidents. The solution is to not do those completely unnecessary
    things. If you must make / answer the phone or check a TXT message,
    then pull over somewhere safe and do so - there's no need whatsoever to
    play with a mobile phone while driving. Anyone who does is simply being
    a selfish moron.
     
    Your Name, Nov 21, 2014
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  12. Abe Swanson

    News Guest

    Let me guess... You stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
     
    News, Nov 21, 2014
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  13. Abe Swanson

    Rod Speed Guest

    Presumably he doesn’t care what the law is and just wanted
    to stop people using their phones in their cars for some reason
    like he has silly ideas about the risks involved and doesn’t care
    that his jammer would prevent passengers using their phones
    and stationary cars too.
    Those cost a lot more than jammers.
    Certainly it would have made it harder to catch him
    because the effect wouldn’t have been so obvious.
     
    Rod Speed, Nov 21, 2014
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  14. Abe Swanson

    Rod Speed Guest

    They may well go down even more if cellphones could not be used in cars.
     
    Rod Speed, Nov 21, 2014
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  15. Abe Swanson

    Lewis Guest

    What are you talking about?
     
    Lewis, Nov 21, 2014
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  16. Abe Swanson

    News Guest


    Your "legal training"
     
    News, Nov 21, 2014
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  17. Abe Swanson

    BobbyK Guest

    Still way outside at the very least. Explain please.
     
    BobbyK, Nov 21, 2014
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  18. Joe seph P. W. Kenington, Nov 21, 2014
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  19. Abe Swanson

    Rod Speed Guest

    Rod Speed, Nov 22, 2014
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  20. Abe Swanson

    Farshad Guest

    I'm confused about how *far* the jammer signal went since
    the guy's jammer clearly was messing with the T-Mobile/MCI
    towers, which almost certainly were more than 30 feet from
    the roadway.

    Does anyone know how far the guy's jammer actually went?
     
    Farshad, Nov 22, 2014
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